How tall is Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas F. Wilson's Height

6ft 2.5in (189.2 cm)

American actor, best known for playing Biff in the Back to the Future films. In 1989 articles, he was described as having a "bulky 6-feet-2 inch frame", although his drama teacher called him a big guy at "6 foot 3 and 210 pounds" whilst in High School. I met him at an LFCC event in 2017.

How tall is Thomas F Wilson
5ft 8 Rob and Thomas

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Average Guess (21 Votes)
6ft 2.29in (188.7cm)
The Shredder said on 22/Nov/17
Rob , if you had to bet on my friend being 5'11.75 or 6'0.25 which would you go with? He claims that he was measured a little over 6'1 in shoes.
Editor Rob: more chance he'd measure slightly over than 5ft 11.75 but you never know.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/17
Lloyd looks to be holding his own in that photo
The Shredder said on 21/Nov/17
What would you guess my friend at? He did edge out a converse wearing Jamie Kennedy.
Editor Rob: he looks like he'd be around 6ft in that photo.
The Shredder said on 21/Nov/17
Rob , here ...

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Editor Rob: in person there is over 2 inches between Lloyd and Wilson, who in last 5 years has been heading towards 5ft 11.
The Shredder said on 21/Nov/17
Rob , where can I send you a pic of my friend with him? Or can I post it here and you block out his face? He is taller than LLoyd , but shorter than Wilson ... but I'm not 100 % sure on his height , but I say anywhere from 5'11.75 to a flat 6'1. I actually measured him barefoot at night at 6'0.75 ish , but it was a luke perry style measurement.
Editor Rob: post it here and I'll reupload with blank face.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 20/Nov/17
Rob, perhaps a downgrade to 6'2" today? He looks a weak 6'2" here and best case for him is flat 6'2"
Editor Rob: 6ft 2.5 peak I think is fine, you could argue nearer 6ft 2 today of course, but still, I think he has to measure somewhere in 6ft 2 range even in late 50's.
Alex 6'3 said on 20/Nov/17
A good 188 cm, I don't think he's lost height, he's 58 years old.
Shredder said on 20/Nov/17
I can see how some would think he looks barely 6'2 here , but he doesn't look below a weak 6'2 here and he'd easily measure about 6'2. 6'1 or even 6'1.25 is cutting him short.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/17
He's probably around 188cm today if measured. Peak was no less than 189cm
bugs said on 19/Nov/17
Even tip of nose to top of head is very unlikely to be more than 5.5". As can be measured from the picture, and was mentioned below, Wilson's head length is the same as admin Rob's (Wilson is closer to the camera). If you look closely, neither is standing with a full posture. There simply isn't 6 inches or more between them.

BTW, I never actually suggested 6'1 flat, but rather 6'1.25". He looks big, yes, but 6'2 anything is purely overestimating the difference which always tends to happen with tall people.
Editor Rob: I think in person he looked taller than 6ft 1 men do, I wouldn't have thought 186cm being possible for him.
The Shredder said on 18/Nov/17
I have a friend that claims 6'1 who is taller than Lloyd by about an inch , but a good 1.5 shorter than Wilson.
fisherman said on 17/Nov/17
@Shredder I guess you could say 6'1 IS close to 6'2... it's all relative :)

But yeah. A good rule of thumb is that a FLAT 6 ft guy will have their eye level at 5'8", and it's rarely any more than 4-5 inches from the eyes to the top of the head (IGNORE HAIR!!!). 6'1 seems plausible. I looked at the pictures with Christopher Lloyd and it is indeed extremely unlikely that there would be 3 full inches between him and Wilson.
Shredder said on 16/Nov/17
Come on guys , 6'1? He looks close to 6'2 in the photo and isn't standing his best.
Bugsy said on 14/Nov/17
berta: yeah. Poor posture/things of that sort, I've had problems with that myself. I'm not that old but I personally have even "lost" height and got it BACK! Nothing extreme, but a noticeable amount. This year I have been about 0.5 cm taller than last year and I don't really know why. Probably some difference in physical exercise, but don't know what exactly.

Now that I look at that Wilson picture more closely, this is actually more like a great example of what I'd say is "around 6ft1". You can tell he's clearly taller than 6 ft, but not even close to 6'2". Look at this one and compare to the pic with Christopher Lloyd. 3" between Lloyd and Wilson? THREE? INCHES??? No way.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/17
Peak: 189-190cm
Today: 188cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/17
Ray Fisher looks taller w/h Rob
berta said on 13/Nov/17
i think you are right bugsy. on this site people can have peak height even before they turn 50 years old i dont hink people lose height that early but rather poorer posture. when they closing in on 60 years old thats when they start to loose alitte. around 70 years old the average is closer to 3.5 cm lost. i think most people have lost on average 0,5 cm when they are at this guys age.
Bugsy said on 12/Nov/17
Height loss at 58 years of age? Maybe some millimeters. I think I've told this story before but my grandfather was 5'9" at 20 y/o, measured in the military. Measured again at 64 years of age, he was STILL 5'9". He was not in shape anymore and his posture had always been awful through all those decades. He had developed a severe curve in his spine. But still, when he really straightened up for the measurement, he WAS still the same height. If there's no disorder, illness or smth noticeable height loss STARTS at 70 y/o, you can check this on the internet or with your doctor.

Thomas F. Wilson looks like he's in fine shape. 6 ft 1.25, depending a little on the shoes there. Big guy.
Jason said on 12/Nov/17
Looks more 6'2 than 6'2.5 imo.
Canson said on 11/Nov/17
Actually can look a low 6’1 tbh. He’s only about 5.5”above rob (because he has a large forehead) but not accounting for anything like posture. Can look 6’1.5-6’2
Junior said on 11/Nov/17
He should get a peak and current height. No way Thomas F. Wilson look same height as Brandon Routh, maybe peak.
Borats Chicken said on 11/Nov/17
his hair makes him look more 6'3 next to you rob
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 11/Nov/17
@Jordan87

I agree, he looks 6'1.75" honestly, especially with him standing a bit closer to the photographer than Rob is.
Editor Rob: there's really not much between Thomas and Ray Fisher in person, both seem 6ft 2ish range, not as tall as 6ft 3, but clearly taller than 6ft 1 men.
Jordan87 said on 9/Nov/17
If you compare him to Rob's Pic with Brandon Routh, he is around 3/4" Shorter. He could be around 6'1.75" now at age 60, which should yield a good 6'2.5" in his prime.

Big Fella he is. Maybe back in the day the 210 pounds was the case when he was in the early Back to the future moves, but he is much heavier than that now, yes around 250's, maybe 260's.
miko said on 9/Nov/17
6'2.5 next to Michael J Fox looked huge, he likely had over a full head on him.
Shredder said on 9/Nov/17
Mugshot
Editor Rob: it would be off as he's a bit closer the photographer so my head size is reduced.
Bobby said on 9/Nov/17
He was 6'2.5 peak height? I thought that was his current listing? Seeing Back to the Future more recently, I thought he looked too tall to be 6'2 only, and could look more 6'3 range. Christopher Lloyd also held up well with Thomas F. Wilson, looking to be almost the same height. I would venture to guess that Lloyd would have been even over 6'1 back in his 20s. Likely, by about half an inch.
MIncer said on 9/Nov/17
Rob, do you think it's possible he was closer to 6'3 back in the 80s?
Editor Rob: I think his peak is 6ft 2.5 range, that's what I had thought the last time I watched him in 80's and 90's tv/film.
Danimal said on 8/Nov/17
MIncer said on 7/Nov/17
Rob, how much would you say he weighs?

He's somewhere between 265-290 pounds today imo. BIG guy.
Danimal said on 8/Nov/17
Bobby said on 7/Nov/17
He hasn't lost any height, at all? How old is he now? He looks around his 40s, possibly 50s.

You do realize that google can tell you his age in less time than it takes for you to wait for someone else to do the research for you, right? He's almost 60 years old and yes, he's probably lost at least 3/4"-1". You can see it in his neck.
Danimal said on 8/Nov/17
Put a 1985 version of him next to Rob and he would come out to 6'3". What's crazy is that he looks like the old version of himself from 2015 from Back the Future II.
Vexacus said on 8/Nov/17
Def. He has to be at least 6'2 .
Anonymous said on 8/Nov/17
People say men lose height after 40,Thomas hasn't lost much height at all.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/17
I'd say 250lbs nowadays...In Back To The Future maybe 210lbs? He's trimmer but quite broad
spainmen192cm said on 8/Nov/17
Rob, so he looked more a flat 6ft2 than over it? Maybe a 6ft2 listing would be better?
Editor Rob: he might still measure 6ft 2 and a little fraction, I don't know if a half inch loss is certain for him.
Jordan87 said on 8/Nov/17
Could see right near 6'2" currently. Not sure if he Shrunk. PLayed a great aXXhole in the BTTF Movies. Seems like a nice guy in real life.
Jordan87 said on 8/Nov/17
Mincer,

Right now he would be around 250. Remember in his youth even he was a naturally large fella.
MIncer said on 7/Nov/17
Rob, how much would you say he weighs?
Editor Rob: couldn't give a good guess on his weight.
Shredder said on 7/Nov/17
He doesn't look like he's in his 40's , mid or late 50's , which he is.
Vibram said on 7/Nov/17
Looks around 6ft2.5 indeed. And yeah, he too reminds me of 1990's jocks that tormented me in college and university (his character Biff anyway).
Bobby said on 7/Nov/17
He hasn't lost any height, at all? How old is he now? He looks around his 40s, possibly 50s.
Editor Rob: I'd have guessed a possible fraction lost by late 50's, he still looked around 6ft 2.
Shredder said on 7/Nov/17
I wouldn't be shocked if he lost 0.5 at his age for his size
Nik said on 7/Nov/17
Yes, I am pretty confident that he is this height! He is possibly 6'2.75"!
Anonymous said on 6/Nov/17
Biff reminds me of so many school bullies i encountered in secondary school in the 1990s.
Slim 184 said on 6/Nov/17
PLEASE add “freaks and geeks” to description.
berta said on 6/Nov/17
taller than i excpected he really looks like abig guy. i thought he was a 188 cm guy from the back to the future movies but he can actually be/ been 189. but no taller wasnt he listed 6 foot 2 and 1/4 before?
Shredder said on 6/Nov/17
He is losing height in the pic as well , big guy as listed.
Johno said on 6/Nov/17
Did he do a Biff Tannen on you and get taller and taller as you both squared up because he looks pretty massive there.

His forehead looks large but is probably due to the high camera angle. He may be a 6.1.75 or 6'2 there so yeah, i can see him measure 6'2.5.

He was probably being truthful when he said 6'2 frame.
Editor Rob: he was pretty friendly that day from what I seen, far from Biff-like.

he still seemed around 6ft 2 that day.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 6/Nov/17
Looks 187-188cm
Andrea said on 6/Nov/17
Considering that he seems to have a pretty big head and an eyelevel which looks a comfortable 5 inches range, he does look a genuine 6'2 here!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/17
Looks a decent 6ft2 w/h Rob.
Slim 184 said on 6/Nov/17
190/6’3” when he was young.
189/ 6’2.5” today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/17
He still looks at least 6ft2 today quite possibly around this...
Shredder said on 7/Aug/17
Rob , he really looked this tall?
Editor Rob: he is still quite a tall guy!
Bazza said on 31/May/17
I always thought this guy was 6'4 range from the BTTF movies but also thought Michael J Fox was more 5'6/ 5'7' than 5'4 so makes sense as he is around a lot of actors well under 6 feet tall so gives the illusion of being a lot bigger. Still tall mind.
Shredder said on 9/Jan/17
Saw a pic with a friend of mine that is close to 6'1 , he is still the listed height
kevin mask said on 7/Jun/16
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover, well it's not hard to look gigantic in front of Michael J. Fox
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/16
I think he could have been near it in the 80's. He played a bully in the BTTF films, so they might've did some work to make him look towering.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/16
Rob, how likely is 6ft3 peak?
Editor Rob: I think he could pull it off at times, but having watched those movies again, I am happy enough the current mark.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jan/16
They made him look gigantic in Back To The Future. I was surprised to see 6ft2 range here for him.
I imagined he was 6ft4+ dude.
Judd ISR said on 18/Aug/15
Between 6'2-6'2.5", IMO!
Nothing under 6'2"!
FD said on 10/Aug/15
Looked 6'1 in BTTF
Alec67 said on 2/Jul/15
6'2" in the BTTF movies
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Mar/15
Rob, is 6ft2 flat possible since he claimed it or do you think he's downplaying it slightly?
[Editor Rob: I think 6ft 2-2.5 is more probable than 6ft 2.5-3 range.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Mar/15
Rob, is 6ft2 flat possible since he claimed it or do you think he's downplaying it slightly?
the shredder said on 27/Jun/14
Rob ,he was at least a foot taller than Lea Thompson in Back to the future , both in low cut shoes.
MrCrusher said on 31/Mar/13
Biff Tannen from the Back to the Future Trilogy

Listed as 6'3" on I MB D.

Could never really get a feel for his height due to the comparatively "shortish" cast and camera angles designed to make him look massively taller than Fox.

He looks like a pretty big guy, I always thought around the 6'2" mark.
D-boy said on 4/Dec/12
He was 6ft1 at his peak 6foot
Dave said on 27/Aug/11
Are we sure about this guys height. Check an early role in the Knight Rider episode " A Knight in Shining Armor". David Hasselhoff (6'4) has at least 5-6 inches on the guy. I mean he really towers over TFW. If he's really 6'3 then Hoff must be about 6'8.
Dido said on 18/Jul/11
6 foot 4 in back to the future and 6 foot 2 now
Newbombturk said on 30/Dec/10
He describes himself as 6'3 in his stand up.
Rikashiku said on 11/Dec/10
6'2" sounds right. He could have been taller. Big dude. Easily a head taller than MJF
the shredder said on 1/Sep/07
He use to get listed as 6'3 . I think 6'2 is more around the mark .

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